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PAKISTAN: Alternative Imag(in)ings of the Nation State
This edited volume combines academic and journalistic writings on Pakistan’s literature, non-Muslim life-worlds, and popular culture. The book brings together national and international authors from fields of literary studies, anthropology, and cultural studies to critique solidified imaginings of the nation state.
About the Editors
Jürgen Schaflechner is Assistant Professor at the Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Christina Oesterheld studied Hindi, Urdu, and Sanskrit in Berlin. She did a doctorate with a thesis on three novels by the Urdu writer, Qurratulain Hyder. From 1990 until 2018, she taught Urdu at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Ayesha Asif studied South Asian studies at the University of Heidelberg with a major in political science and history. She is an independent scholar who has worked on various projects on the socio-political aspects of Pakistan.